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December 4, 2013 | Volume 12 Issue 23


TOP STORY: Practical RPG: Data in the Cloud, Part 1
FEATURED ARTICLE: Investigate the Undocumented _LSPCO System Built-in
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Feature Article - Programming
Practical RPG: Data in the Cloud, Part 1


joe plutaThe cloud has become ever more ubiquitous, but with so many choices it's hard to know what fits your business; this article will help you begin to sort through things.

Written by Joe Pluta

Cloud-based data is a huge topic. Nowadays, you can find everything in the cloud, from simple file storage to entire applications. Software-as-a-service (SAAS) has mushroomed and morphed into a plethora of virtual services. The problem with such a variety is trying to identify which services and providers make the most sense in your environment. This is the first in a series of articles that will start you on that journey.


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Feature Article - Programming
Investigate the Undocumented _LSPCO System Built-in


junlei liThe _LSPCO system built-in accepts a space pointer as its input and returns the origin of addressable storage of the "space" addressed by the space pointer.

Written by Junlei Li

In my previous article, A More Complete View of the Machine Interface of IBM i, I introduced a technique that Gene Gaunt invented to retrieve all system built-ins supported by an IBM i release. You might have noticed that many of the system built-ins retrieved via Gene's technique have never been documented publicly. One of the undocumented system built-ins is _LSPCO.


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